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Piermont Pier to be Car-Free Three Days This Summer

Village lawmakers to lock in certain days as pedestrian-only

Should motorists have the right to drive on Piermont Pier? Or should the scenic Hudson peninsula be reserved for pedestrians only?

These were questions that in Piermont last summer, one that gave way to a compromise: for three days in the warmer months, .

It's a plan the village says it will implement again this year.

"Last year I promised it would be closed for no more than three days, and I'm sticking to that," said Christopher Sanders, Piermont's mayor.

Currently, village lawmakers have three tentative dates picked out—June 17, July 22 and August 19. The dates will be confirmed at a board of trustees meeting later this month.

The pier sees an estimated 200 cars each day. Peak traffic hours during the week are lunch time through 6 p.m.; during the weekend, 11 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The pier is a safer place for pedestrians after , according to officials.

michelle solomon April 03, 2012 at 11:09 PM
It should be car free all the time, at least on weekends. Maybe only open to those with handicapped stickers.

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